My Community

LKHZ’s New Initiative

When Little Known Help Zone was started, it sprang from injustice, compassion, and passion. A 14 year old girl with the drive to make a difference. Something that I always heard when I was younger was “more young kids need to do things like this.” I spoke about it too. Organizations would bring me in as a nonprofit founder and I would be this teenage figure that should inspire others.

I’m 22 now, and while my big campaigns have filled me with joy, I’m starting graduate school and a job, and I don’t have 3 hours to drive into Philly traffic and donate pencils. Instead, I want to take Little Known Help Zone to a new level, supporting kids and their service projects.

I want to sustain the way I felt and inspire others.

This will be done through Color Creates a Brighter Future, my children’s coloring book that teaches kids how to recognize inequality and make a difference in their world.

LKHZ will be reading the book different places, giving children bookmarks that are a guide to starting their own service projects, and hosting a bi-yearly grant contest to support service initiatives!

We’re excited for this new initiative, as all great things evolve to shine light in the world, LKHZ has too.

Fundraising, My Community

Allentown Cherry Blossom Festival 2018

Little Known Help Zone had the pleasure of tabling at the Allentown Cherry Blossom Festival 2018 to share our organization with the community and talk about our mission for educational empowerment and success, as well as our work within the Allentown community. We also were giving out gifts with donations, and these were grow your own cherry blossom tree kits. We raised over $50 for our next classroom visit and had a wonderful time conversing with residents.31433342_2153953671543569_1530255812757570325_n.jpg

Advocacy, My Community

Bryn Mawr Community Day of Learning

On Tuesday, February 23rd, Founder Makenna Lenover gave a presentation during Bryn Mawr’s Community Day of Learning about Class in Central America and how indigenous people face higher poverty rates and struggles due to discrimination. A large part of the presentation was focused on ways to make a difference, including joining Little Known Help Zone and supporting fundraisers. With a large amount of sessions going on, over 9 people showed up and trickled in and out.

The presentation was successful, and recruited a large amount of new members to the club and gained more support.

Check out this picture of the presentation!

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Advocacy, My Community

Bryn Mawr Club

The newest addition to the Little Known Help Zone network is going to be a club formed at Bryn Mawr College. This club will be a coalition of student body members all dedicated to the cause of helping others in Central America. This club will work to raise awareness to the community while raising money to help those abroad.

Here are some of the ideas brainstormed so far for the club’s events of the 2015-2016 year, with many more to come once the club gets together and collaborates!

  • Planning communication and developing monetary goals to raise for the funds
  • Tax certifying Little Known Help Zone
  • Having a $10 fundraising competition
  • Selling gifts in jars
  • Having a Bake Sale
  • Blind Book Dates fundraiser
  • Yoga Fundraiser
  • Shirts
  • Manicure for a Good Cause
  • Etsy Collaboration

The ultimate hope for this club is to establish a branch at Bryn Mawr to help Little Known Help Zone in all the years to come!